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Lucile Blanch

1936 Eugenie Gershoy Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986 bronze 16 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (42.6 x 21.9 x 21.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lucile Blanch 1972.33 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47B


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Lucile Blanch met her husband, Arnold Blanch, while studying at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. She then attended the Art Students League in New York and began a lifelong friendship with Eugenie Gershoy. Moving to Woodstock in 1923, Blanch ran a small open-air cafeteria with her husband, made items to sell at a local craft market, and painted images of circus performers. This sculpture shows Blanch at a moment of intense concentration. She sits with a palette balanced on her legs and stares at the imaginary work in front of her.

Keywords

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Portrait female - Blanch, Lucile - full length

sculpture

metal - bronze

About Eugenie Gershoy

Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986

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